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Preparing for the Foundations of Reading Test?

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Mar 12, 2014 08:07 AM

Here's a link to several resources that will help you prepare for the Foundations of Reading Test: http://www.uwosh.edu/library/emc/test-study-materials#WisconsinFoundationsofReadingTest read more...

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Katz, Stephen on March 12, 2014

Does Class Size Matter?

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 26, 2014 08:25 AM

An article appearing on the website of the Washington Post discusses research about class size.  This research was conducted by a professor at Northwestern University.  Here's the link to the article:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/24/class-size-matters-a-lot-resea... read more...

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Katz, Stephen on February 26, 2014

Children Whose Lives Inspire Others

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 19, 2014 11:51 AM

Have you heard of Malala?  She is a teenager who fought for the rights of girls to attend school in Pakistan.  What about Chaeli Mycroft?  At 17, she fought for the rights of children with disabilities in South Africa.  Chaeli also lives with cerebral palsy.  These are but  two of many childr... read more...

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Katz, Stephen on February 19, 2014

When Should Children Start School?

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 07, 2014 11:45 AM

  There is a campaign in the United Kingdom to change the age at which children begin formal schooling.  David Whitebread, a University of Cambridge researcher, explains in an article why it would be best for children to start formal schooling later than they presently do.  He also explains t... read more...

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Katz, Stephen on February 07, 2014

2014 Newbery Awards

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jan 31, 2014 11:28 AM

"The Newbery Award was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery.  It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.... read more...

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Katz, Stephen on January 31, 2014

2014 Caldecott Awards Announced a Few Days Ago

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jan 31, 2014 11:14 AM

The 2014 Caldecott Medal winner is: Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca. These are the 2014 Honor Books: Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle Mr. Wuffles!, written and illustrated by David Wiesne... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on January 31, 2014

2013 Caldecott Awards

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 20, 2013 09:16 AM

  Creepy Carrots! , illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds. Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett. Green, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo. Sleep Like a ... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 20, 2013

Newbery Awards Announced

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 18, 2013 01:10 PM

The information about the Newbery winners comes from the American Library Association: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 18, 2013

UWO Students' Favorite Children's Books

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Nov 01, 2012 03:25 PM

  Talking About Children's Books: A Video Gallery Do you have a favorite children’s book?    The Giving Tree?   Green Eggs and Ham?  Goodnight Moon?  Several UWO students share their thoughts and feelings about children’s books that have touched them in some way.  Click on th... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on November 01, 2012

Foreign Language Films in Polk Library

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Oct 12, 2012 09:30 AM

Polk Library owns hundreds of non-English films, including films in all the languages offered by the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures.   The Foreign Language Film Bibliography is an ongoing project and new additions to the completed language lists will continue throughout the acade... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on October 12, 2012

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